The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs


The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs is located in the main house of the former Rogler Ranch, now designated a National Register Historic District, just north of Matfield Green in the Flint Hills of Kansas. The gallery represents national and international contemporary artists; each year, six to eight solo exhibitions are organized as well as a series of art workshops and “EARTH experiments”; foreign artists are invited to participate in the artist in residence program. The gallery was founded in 2010 by Ton Haak and Ans Zoutenbier.

We are fairly recent immigrants (1994) from the Netherlands. Before settling on the tallgrass prairie of Kansas, we owned and managed The Tin Moon Gallery in Abiquiu, New Mexico, for 12 years. In the Netherlands we worked for and collaborated with art institutes and museums of contemporary art in The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam; we organized The Hague Art Salon and other visual art events; and founded a national poetry festival. In The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs we show art with a clear connection to the earth—not traditional landscapes, but more abstract approaches either on canvas or paper or in sculpture, or in the form of conceptual art. With our “EARTH experiments” we try to stimulate the creation of land art in the Flint Hills. We also present selected work of a few outstanding area photographers.

Ton Haak        –        Antonia “Ans” Zoutenbier


Featured artists

Contemporary artists represented by The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs:

Amber Archer (Abiquiu, NM), non-traditional raku pottery
Anne Ausloos (Antwerp, Belgium), installations
Laura Berman (Kansas City, MO / Matfield Green, KS), prints
Les Brandt (Huntsville, AR), turned wood
Nichole Collins (Yates Center, KS), jewelry designs
Dale Hartley (Saffordville, KS), vessels, tiles, paintings
Lisa Grossman (Lawrence, KS), paintings
Anna Patricia Keller (Santa Fe, NM), paintings
Dave Leiker (Emporia, KS), photography
Bill McBride (Matfield Green, KS), sculptures
Stephen H. Perry (Wichita, KS), prints and etchings
Matt Regier (Peabody, KS), etchings, woodblock prints, monotypes
Elaine Shea Jones (Matfield Green, KS), photography
Lee Shiney (Kechi, KS), paintings
Julie Wagner (El Rito, NM), paintings, sculptures, works on paper
Don Wolfe (Matfield Green/Overland Park, KS), photography

and more.

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